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House Music in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...House music first developed in the underground club culture of Chicago in the 1980s. Associated initially with black and gay subcultures, it quickly spread to US cities such as New York and Detroit and then abroad to London. Beginning...

Kwaito

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Symptomatic of the time and place of its making, and widely regarded as one of the most important forms of South African cultural innovation in the postapartheid era, kwaito is a popular and influential song and dance genre based...

Swaziland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 948,000 (2002) The Kingdom of Swaziland is surrounded on three sides by South Africa and on its eastern border by Mozambique. It consists of three regions: the high, middle and low velt (plains). The main crops include...

Soweto

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 866,995 (2001) Soweto (an acronym for Southwestern Townships) is a sprawling urban complex situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the Johannesburg city center. Established in 1955...

South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...

Johannesburg

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 4,247,000 (1998); metropolitan – 5,600,000 (1998)Johannesburg is the largest urban conurbation in the Republic of South Africa. The city is situated about 375 miles (600 km) northwest of the port of Durban on the Indian...